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Business Economics

Business economists provide the rigorous analysis required for decision-making in all major aspects of business activity. This diverse specialization gives students the foundation for careers in a variety of related fields, including:

  • traditional corporate economics (working within a large firm to provide careful economic analysis and statistically-based forecasts relating to decisions on pricing, procurement, long-term investment, and other matters)

  • labor economics (collaborating with unions and other workers’ groups)

  • consulting (tackling any of a wide range of topics, including bank regulatory compliance, risk management, statistical sampling, federal tax and nontax policy, state and local tax policy, surveys, and litigation support.)

An option for MA and MBA students.


Careers in Business Economics

Explore careers in business economics, companies recruiting Brandeis IBS students, and profiles of our alumni working in the fields of central banking, government, consulting and finance.


Requirements

Learn more about the requirements for earning a specialization in business economics, including foundational courses and electives.

MA Sample Course Plan

Review a sample plan for MA students to help get a sense of what your course schedule would be like if you decide to specialize in business economics.